Chinese herbal medicine is at once a truly traditional medicine and yet one that continues to grow. It reveres and utilises the past, but also incorporates innovations based on clinical experience and scientific investigation.
Medicinal herbs form the basis of a medical system used by one quarter of the world’s population. Chinese herbal medicines act in a gentle and gradual manner, treating the root cause of the problem as well as relieving the symptoms. This natural form of therapy also lacks the dramatic impact and often undesirable side-effects of western drugs.
While acupuncture works from the outside in, Chinese herbs work from the inside out. At Bayside Acupuncture we have over 120 different patented formulations that come either in the form of pills, capsules or powdered extracts. The Chinese over thousands of years refined the exact combinations of herbs into a formula which interact together to specifically target certain conditions and energetic imbalances in the body. Sometimes we combine two formulations to address all aspects of your individual condition.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is good for a wide range of disease symptoms and ailments. An example is the use of tonic medicines to strengthen and supplement parts of the body that have become weak or are not functioning at full capacity. Chinese medicine can treat many chronic and degenerative conditions, boost the immune system and restore optimal function to the organs, the body and the mind.